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Clarets must be more clinical after narrow cup win

Deeping Rangers manager Michael Goode wants his side to be more clinical after they booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Lincolnshire Senior Trophy on Wednesday night.

Harry Allcock’s second half strike secured a 1-0 win for the Clarets at United Counties League Division One neighbours Bourne Town.

Goode felt a dominant Deeping display could have been made for comfortable for his charges if they had been ruthless in front of goal.

Deeping pile on the pressure against Bourne on Wednesday night. (5437352)
Deeping pile on the pressure against Bourne on Wednesday night. (5437352)

He said: “We had a couple of hairy moments in the game, but in the first 15 minutes we were solid and then dominant in the next 15 minutes.

"We had four good chances in the first half and Scott Mooney is adamant that the ball actually hit the net for his 'goal'.

"In a game like this you've got to take one of those chances and we didn't. If we had given a couple of things away or made a mistake then suddenly they would get their tails up and we would be feeling a bit more under pressure, although they didn't really threaten us.

"We said at half-time that we had to assert our authority on the game and I thought we did that in the second half.

"I was pleased with the way we came out in the second half. We started well, passed the ball well and created seven or eight chances.

"We took the one that got us through and, in the cup, that's the most important thing.

"It's a decent work-out, but we've got to start being a bit more clinical.

"We're creating chances which is a good thing, but we're got to start taking them at the right times.

"A goal early on would have just settled us down and I think we would probably have gone on and won by more.”

Rangers return to United Counties League Premier Division action on Saturday with a trip to Kirby Muxloe. They then host Oadby Town at the Hayden Whitham Stadium on Tuesday night.

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